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Hagley Court
Hagley Court, Bartestree, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 4BX
Attractive Georgian country house, with large gardens and grounds, parking, and double garage in a popular location Garden Guide price £780,000
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Key Features
  • Fine, attached 5-bed Georgian country house (4,088 sq ft)
  • Open plan kitchen/breakfast room 3 receptions, WC, cellar
  • Large mature gardens, vegetable garden, wildlife areas
  • Long private drive, parking, and double garage

Summary of Features


Fine, attached Georgian country house (4,088 sq ft)
5 double bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms
Open plan kitchen/breakfast room
3 reception rooms, downstairs WC, cellar
Large mature gardens, vegetable garden
Wildlife and woodland areas, and ponds
Long private drive, parking, and double garage

Location


Mileages: Hereford 31/2 miles, Ledbury 111/2 miles, Leominster 15 miles, Malvern 171/2 miles, Ross-on-Wye 191/2 miles, Monmouth 25 miles, Worcester 251/2 miles, Gloucester 271/2 miles, Birmingham 55 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 2) 16 miles, M5 (Jct 7) 26 miles
Railway: Hereford, Ledbury
Airport: Birmingham 61 miles, Bristol 69 miles

Acreage

In all 2.4 Acres.

Situation

The thriving village of Bartestree is situated just 31/2 miles east of the Cathedral City of Hereford and is affiliated with the neighbouring village of Lugwardine. The area is well known for its hop fields, arable land, orchards and livestock farming, and is still very much an agriculturally based community. Nestled within beautiful Herefordshire countryside surrounded by fields and woodland, this property is well placed to enjoy a pastoral quality of life within the local community yet has excellent access to the local market towns and regional cities.

Hagley Court


Hagley Court was once part of a large country house and Estate dating to the early 18th Century and latterly remodelled and extended during the early 19th Century. The original house was subsequently split into two, during the 1960's.
The property retains many original features throughout, including plaster cornicing, original floorboards, full height sash windows with shutters and original staircases. All rooms are very generously proportioned with high ceilings, but still retain a homely and comfortable feel.
Double front doors lead into a spacious entrance hall, where all the ground floor accommodation leads off with a beautiful staircase leading up to the first floor. There is a second, "back" staircase off the rear hall.
There are three, good-sized reception rooms; a gorgeous drawing room with a fireplace inset with a recently installed wood-burner (with Permissions) and full height sash windows, which makes this room lovely and light. A pair of French doors lead out to the sunny patio terrace and garden.

Hagley Court (Continued)


There is also a formal dining room, perfect for special occasions and social gatherings, and a third reception room currently used as a study, but offering versatility for alternative uses such as a TV room, snug, children's sitting room, etc. A pair of internal doors lead from the drawing room directly through to the study which benefits from a gas fire and built-in shelving/bookcases.
The country-style kitchen is open to the breakfast room/informal dining room which is lovely and light. The kitchen offers plenty of storage and benefits from an integrated electric oven with ceramic hob and solid wood work surfaces, with a range cooker in the breakfast room. There is also a useful, walk-in pantry and a door off the pantry area leads through to the rear hallway which has a door out to the courtyard. A door from the breakfast room leads out to a charming, brick paved courtyard. The kitchen could benefit from updating/refurbishment.

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Stairs from the main hall (along with the rear hall staircase) lead up to the first floor and a very spacious landing with exposed floorboards and a glass lantern which floods the landing with light.
Off the landing are five double bedrooms and two, family bathrooms (which would benefit from updating). The main bedroom is extremely spacious and benefits from built-in storage/wardrobes with an enclosed, double sink vanity unit. Three of the five bedrooms have vanity sink units and one has a lovely double aspect.
A useful storage room, historically used as a first-floor utility, offers potential to create an en-suite to one of the bedrooms, subject to the necessary permissions.

The Outside


Hagley Court was, amongst others, once owned by a Herefordshire lady, Miss Diana Hopton during the 1930's who was somewhat of a keen gardener and the Estate became well known for its gardens during this time, which were vastly improved by her employment of the well-known Percy Picton. Miss Hopton was a member of the newly formed Alpine Garden Society where she exhibited many plants grown by Percy Picton and won many awards. There is, still today, a clematis named after Hagley Court.
The property is approached via a long, winding private driveway, flanked by mature trees, which leads to a large, gravelled parking area and a detached double garage located to the front of the property.
There is a lovely courtyard area at the side of the house with useful stone outbuildings.

The Outside (Continued


The charming gardens are very natural to encourage a wide variety of flora and fauna, and wild orchids have made their home here, along with an array of other wildflowers including bluebells, cowslips, and cyclamen.
Pathways lead through the different areas of the garden, which include woodland and the more formal gardens which are planted with an established mix of flowering plants, shrubs, and specimen trees, including the rare Locust Gleditsia, Crinodendron Hookerianum (Chilean lantern tree) and Lucombe Oak cork trees which are subject to TPO's.
There is also a rabbit-proof vegetable garden with a green house and timber shed which would benefit from a little tlc.
Three wildlife ponds are situated throughout the gardens and areas of the garden have seating areas to make the most of the lovely views over the surrounding rural landscape and countryside.

Material Information

Services

Mains electricity. Private well water (shared with 2 neighbours, each property owns and maintains their own pump). Private drainage (septic tank, shared with 2 neighbours). Oil fired central heating + a new wood-burner (and new flue lining).

Broadband

Standard and Superfast broadband is available. (Up to 51 Mbps).

Mobile Phone Signal

Please check while viewing.

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Council Tax

Band "G" (£3,859.05 for 2023/24).

Tenure

Freehold.

Construction

Stone and rendered elevations under a slate roof.

Listing

This property is Grade II Listed.

Windows

Some of the sash windows have recently been refurbished/replaced.

Planning Permission

Ref: P230112/L - permission to create a large utility and new downstairs WC and other internal renovations, including windows, replacement door and new canopy.

EPC

Rated: "TBC".

Flood Risk

There is no risk of the property flooding.

Access

The driveway is owned and maintained by Hagley Court and two other properties have a right of access over it. The neighbours have an obligation to help pay for any upkeep costs.

Public Footpath

A public footpath crosses the drive (please see the sale plan). This is well away from the house.

Covenants

We understand there are no restrictive covenants in place.

Conservation Area/AONB

The property is NOT in a conservation area or AONB.

General Information

Schools


Primary: Lugwardine, Withington, Hereford. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Secondary: Hereford. Further information is available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: Hereford, Leominster, Malvern, Monmouth & Worcester. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local

The property is situated within the much sought after village of Bartestree, which has an excellent range of amenities, including a village store, a pub, hair salon, a thriving village hall and football and cricket clubs. The nearby village of Withington also has a Post Office. The Cathedral City of Hereford, which is believed to have been settled by the Saxons in the 7th Century and is home to the famous Mappa Mundi, is only 31/2 miles away and offers an extensive range of amenities including an array of shops, cafes, and eateries as well as good leisure and educational facilities, and a mainline railway station.

Recreational

Bartestree and the surrounding area, is renowned for its wide range of wildlife habitats and riverside walks. Fishing and water sports are especially good in the region and there are some excellent golf courses close by. The Woolhope Dome, Golden Valley and Black Mountains are within easy reach. Culturally, the area is host to several festivals, most notably the Hay Festival of Literature and the Abergavenny and Ludlow Food Festivals.

Postcode

HR1 4BX.

Directions from Ledbury

From Ledbury: Head towards Hereford on the A438 and into the village of Bartestree. Head past the shop on your left hand side and then past the new houses on the left. Just after the houses there is a bus stop on the left and immediately after that (on the left) is the driveway to Hagley Court. Follow the drive (keeping right) and Hagley Court is at the end.

Directions from Hereford

From Hereford: Head out of the city on the A438 towards Ledbury, on entering Bartestree, continue through the village until The Godwins Pub on your left. Immediately after this, on the right, is the driveway to Hagley Court. Follow the drive (keeping right) and Hagley Court is at the end.

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Viewings

By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.

Agents Notes

Grant & Co and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.